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Throughout history, television has reflected what is going on in society. Currently, there is no more volatile issue than race relations and these are the best TV shows of 2016-2017 that deal with race, ranked according to your votes.

Some of the programs on this list are not just about race. Shows like Master of None and Orange Is the New Black may not delve entirely into issues of race, however, they feature themes or prominent episodes where race is explored. For example, in the second episode on the Netflix show Master of None titled “Parents,” Dev and Brian attempt to find out more about the childhood of their immigrant fathers by taking them out to dinner. It’s an hilarious half hour of television, but more importantly, it explores the wide generation gap between immigrants from poor countries juxtaposed with their American-raised, affluent children.

There are also shows on this list that explore racism as their main focus. The ABC anthology show American Crime centers on race, class, and gender within the biased American legal system. Of course, The People vs. O.J. Simpson, a fictionalized detailed deconstruction of the trial of the century, also revolves around race. The defense knew that in order to win an un-winnable case, they had to make the trail singularly about racial prejudice and injustice.

Vote up the best shows below to rank the best television that deals with race, or add any other good TV series about race that aren't already listed.

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American Crime is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
American Crime Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, Elvis Nolasco American Crime is an American anthology crime drama television series that premiered on ABC on March 5, 2015, airing Thursdays at 10:00 pm. The series was created by John Ridley, and stars ...more

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Black-ish is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Black-ish Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Marcus Scribner Black-ish is an American sitcom starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross, that debuted on ABC during the 2014–15 television season. The single-camera comedy centers on an ...more

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Orange Is the New Black is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Orange Is the New Black Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama series created by Jenji Kohan and first released on Netflix on July 11, 2013. The series, produced by Tilted Productions in association with ...more

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Master of None is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Master of None Aziz Ansari, Noël Wells, Lena Waithe

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Fresh Off the Boat is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Fresh Off the Boat Constance Wu, Randall Park, Hudson Yang Fresh Off the Boat is a comedy series starring Randall Park, Constance Wu, Ian Chen, Hudson Yang, and Forrest Wheeler that is inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and ...more

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Underground is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations

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The Boondocks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
The Boondocks Regina King, John Witherspoon, Gary Anthony Williams The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. Created by Aaron McGruder, based upon McGruder's comic strip of the same name, ...more

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The People v. O.J. Simpson: Am... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations

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How to Get Away with Murder is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
How to Get Away with Murder Viola Davis, Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch How to Get Away with Murder is an American television series that premiered on ABC on September 25, 2014. The series was created by Peter Nowalk, produced by Shonda Rhimes and distributed by ABC ...more

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The Carmichael Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
The Carmichael Show Jerrod Carmichael, Loretta Devine, David Alan Grier

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Homeland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Homeland Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend Homeland is an American political thriller television series developed by Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa based on the Israeli series Hatufim, which was created by Gideon Raff. The series stars ...more

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Quantico is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Quantico Josh Hopkins, Priyanka Chopra, Jake McLaughlin

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Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Family Guy Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green Family Guy is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series centers on the Griffins, a family consisting of parents Peter and Lois; ...more

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Jane the Virgin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Jane the Virgin Anthony Mendez, Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navedo Jane the Virgin is a 2014 TV series on The CW. After a series of surprising events, a hard-working, religious young Latina woman (Gina Rodriguez) is accidentally artificially inseminated.

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Scandal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Scandal Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes Scandal is an American political thriller television series starring Kerry Washington. Created by Shonda Rhimes, it debuted on ABC on April 5, 2012. Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, is ...more

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Empire is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations

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Black Jesus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Black Jesus Charlie Murphy, John Witherspoon, Kali Hawk

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Chelsea Does Racism is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations

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The Mindy Project is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
The Mindy Project Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina, Ike Barinholtz The Mindy Project is an American romantic comedy television series that premiered on Fox on September 25, 2012, and airs on Tuesday nights. The series, created by Mindy Kaling, is co-produced by ...more

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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
House of Cards Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright House of Cards is an American political drama television series developed and produced by Beau Willimon. It is an adaptation of the BBC's mini-series of the same name and is based on the novel ...more

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Broad City is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Broad City Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, Hannibal Buress Awkward comedy following two friends through life in the city. Fan Amy Poehler liked it so much that she hopped on board as exec producer for its imminent TV transfer.

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Inside Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Inside Amy Schumer Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston Inside Amy Schumer is an American sketch comedy television series created and hosted by its star, comedian and actress Amy Schumer. The series premiered on April 30, 2013 on Comedy Central. ...more

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Grey's Anatomy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Grey's Anatomy Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson Grey's Anatomy is an American medical soap opera television series that premiered on American Broadcasting Company as a mid-season replacement on March 27, 2005. The series has aired eleven ...more

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Narcos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current Shows That Deal with Race Relations
Narcos Wagner Moura, Boyd Holbrook, Pedro Pascal